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Dr. Ken Tudor
Holistic Veterinarian

Dog getting Laser Therapy from Dr. Ken Tudor to relieve pain and improve healing after surgery.

How Laser Therapy Can Help Your Dog

December 28, 2015

Has your veterinarian offered cold laser therapy for your dog? This safe non-invasive procedure can help cure or manage many common medical problems, yet few veterinarians offer this service.

Conditions That Are Helped by Cold Laser Therapy

•  Skin or trauma wounds caused by abscesses, hot spots
 •  Animal or vehicular encounters and lick granulomas
 •  Anal gland infections
•  Acute and chronic neck and back pain
•  Bone Fractures
•  Post-surgery pain, healing, and rehab
•  Muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries
•  Arthritis; degenerative joint diseases like hip dysplasia,
•   Canine OCD, Spinal disc disease
•  Neurologic events (concussions, strokes); peripheral nerve damage
•  Hematoma (swelling of blood in ears or body tissue)
•  Acute and chronic ear infections
•  Gum disease

How Does Cold Laser Therapy Work?

•  Alleviate chronic or acute pain
•  Reduce inflammation of soft tissue
•  Reduce edema (fluid trapped in body tissue)
•  Activate immune cells
•  Reduce bacteria in region of treatment
•  Increase blood flow to region of treatment
•  Increasing production of cell fuel (ATP, or Adenosine-triphosphate)
•  Speed healing and recovery

What is Cold Laser?

A cold laser instrument applies red to near infrared light that triggers a photochemical reaction in cells to promote the above tissue and cell changes. These changes aid the healing process for the conditions listed. Many more conditions that may also benefit from cold laser therapy are presently under study.

The cold laser probe is held against the fur or slightly above for painful areas. The procedure is not painful and does not require shaving any fur or sedation of the patient.

Sessions may last from 5-20 minutes depending on the necessary laser dose for the condition. Multiple sessions per week are common initially and followed by weekly then bi-weekly sessions until the condition is resolved or successfully managed. Many chronic arthritic conditions require bi-weekly to monthly routine treatment.

If your veterinarian does not offer this unique therapeutic option, consult your local holistic veterinarian for cold laser therapy. Your dog will thank you.

Author
Ken Tudor DVM
Dr. Ken Tudor, Holistic Veterinarian

Dr. Ken Tudor is a recognized expert and leader in the field of pet nutrition and fitness. He has developed a pet weight management program and served on the American Animal Hospital Association task force to develop their Weight Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats. He is also a frequent guest on the Pet World Insider radio show and a popular guest on the televised Pet Ex Talks-Pet Experts Empowering Pet Parents show.

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